19 October 2022
As part of the Council of Ministers 100 Day Plan, the Government has launched its scheme to
provide free period products to Islanders.
The aim of this scheme is to make sure that families and
individuals do not have to worry about being able to afford period products.
The scheme has been developed in two parts:
- A pilot scheme has been launched to make sure that women, girls and anyone else who needs
them, can have reasonable access to free period products. In doing so the Government also
aims to address period poverty, ensure period dignity, and remove stigma around the subject
of periods. Products are available from Jersey Library (town and Communicare), Les Quennevais
Sports Centre, Fort Regent Sports Centre and Customer and Local Services at La Motte Street
- A public consultation to gain feedback from Islanders on the types of products and locations
they would like to see as part of the full roll-out next year. The consultation will be live until 25
November 2022 and Islanders can have their say by completing a short survey
Minister for Social Security, Deputy Elaine Millar said: “I am delighted we are launching this scheme
and as part of the pilot are providing period products in locations across the Island. No one should
feel embarrassed or feel they are unable to go to school or work because they do not have the
period products they need.
“I would encourage Islanders to take part in the consultation so they can have their say and help us
to provide the right products, making them accessible in the right locations as part of our full roll
out next year. I want to make sure we are removing any stigma around periods and normalising
this in our community.
"We will be actively communicating this message through our marketing
campaign over the coming weeks to make sure we are sharing the message and raising visibility of
To find out more visit gov.je/periods